Narrow tie with stripes
The narrow tie emerged in the late 1950s - a style designed to complement the narrower, but wider set lapels of the era. Men wore slim-fitting suits and usually single-breasted jackets. The top suit jacket button was lower which made more of the tie visible. Ties in the 1950s were mostly made in a minimal design - solid colours or ties with a stripe or simple motif. The narrow tie was worn in New Zealand well into the 1960s.